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Environmental science : earth as a living planet

Author: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
Publisher: New York ; Chichester : Wiley, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 4th edView all editions and formats
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This title explores vital environmental issues - what they are, why they are important, how we place values on them, what the scientific basis for understanding them is, and how we might solve them.  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Daniel B Botkin; Edward A Keller
ISBN: 0471389145 9780471389149
OCLC Number: 49594473
Notes: Previous edition: 2000.
Description: 672 pages
Contents: 1. Basic Issues in Environmental Science. 2. Thinking Critically about the Environment. 3. Systems and Change. 4. The Biogeochemical Cycles 5. The Human Population as an Environmental Problem. 6. Ecosystems and Ecosystem Management. 7. Biological Diversity. 8. Biogeography. 9. Biological Productivity and Energy Flow. 10. Ecological Restoration. 11. World Food Supply. 12. Effects of Agriculture on the Environment. 13. Forests, Parks, and Landscapes. 14. Wildlife, Fisheries, and Endangered Species. 15. Environmental Health, Pollution, and Toxicology. 16. Energy: Some Basics. 17. Fossil Fuels and the Environment. 18. Alternative Energy and the Environment. 19. Nuclear Energy and the Environment. 20. Water Supply, Use, and Management. 21. Water Pollution and Treatment. 22. The Atmosphere, Climate, and Global Warming. 23. Air Pollution. 24. Indoor Air Pollution. 25. Ozone Depletion. 26. Environmental Economics. 27. Urban Environments. 28. Waste Management. 29. Minerals and the Environment. 30. Planning for a Sustainable Future. Appendix Glossary Notes Photo Credits Index
Responsibility: Daniel B. Botkin and Edward A. Keller.

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